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the week's top stories and today's news egypt's opposition calls for more protests now as president morsy refuses to scrap the referendum on the new is the myspace constitution we got the latest tonight plus rebels in syria come together under one military command now this is more global calls to prevent the government from using chemical weapons are increasingly seen as a pretext for intervention we examine that and how massive i was to see palestinians liberated as the militant group marks twenty five years in action while israel faces global pressure stop building a wall settle. a
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low and welcome if you just joined us this is r.t. it's eleven pm here in moscow kevin oh in first egypt's opposition is calling for more protests after president morsi insisted on plowing ahead with a referendum on a new constitution which is viewed by many as discriminatory even his decision to scrap the decree which granted him almost absolute power was dismissed as a play on words area journalist protrudes in cairo she says his unexpected u. turn has failed to ease the tension. it does come as a bit of a surprise at the moment as people were really thinking the president wouldn't move on his stance against the opposition forces demands yesterday and today they had a meeting which was dubbed the national dialogue meeting between political party leaders the president and his cabinet notably some of the key opposition forces that the national salvation front that are behind the protests and sit ins in the last few weeks and not present the results of the controversial decoration would be revoked which of course is president morsi sweeping powers which is part of one of
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the demands of the opposition forces and widely seen as a good move however they run them on the constitution which the opposition forces see to be illegitimate as it was drafted by islamist. constituent assembly would go ahead on the fifteenth and this is why the problem lies the opposition forces i replied yesterday saying that the results of the be single meaningless as the president doesn't seem to move forward with that demand against this referendum. that it was really just another form of deception this comes off the minute she stepped up security around the presidential palace in the last two days that you see to statement yesterday saying that they were calling for dialogue and this was the only way to get the nation out of its crisis implying that perhaps they were willing to take a role in the ongoing situation in egypt we've seen quite a lot of violence on the streets since this one second of november when this concept of the decree was announced by the president as rival groups have mats and
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clashed. the deaths of at least seven people on wednesday we have yet to see really what will happen in the in the coming future the president keeps by this referendum and i'm sure that the opposition forces won't move to really even though we had this development yesterday at this meeting they're still looking at a divided egypt's political deadlock. well true the u.s. has made no comment on the chips draft constitution even though it's criticised for undermining basic freedoms chip political analyst f. william angle says washington secretly supporting the muslim brotherhood to turn egypt into an islamic dictatorship you have the brotherhood which has been supported by the state department in the obama administration as it has an analogous vehicle to create a if you will an islamic dictatorship in egypt but they're causing a black agenda a secret agenda much much like. basically organization for secret societies
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elsewhere the triads or the the. and so forth they're pushing in agenda of occupation and the population rightly source was a skunk and i think this is the coptic christian groups are threatened if the book brotherhood gets its constitution and imposing sharia law. other groups of muslims for example sufi their places of worship are under attack in egypt and likely will be increasingly so this is probably one of the most major. here in intelligence projects of the last fifty years is the u.s. government support of the muslim brotherhood to create islamic fascist regime if you want to use that term across the islamic world cross the muslim world from afghanistan down through turkey into saudi arabia qatar and of course egypt. syria's rebel forces have joined forces under one military command which they hope will unite diverse groups in the western backed struggle against president the sad
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this week the international community again voiced fears that the syrian government could deploy chemical weapons to defeat opposition fighters selling them at damascus continues to deny going to can then assesses now whether the chemical arsenal is a real threat or a pretext for intervention. u.s. officials said intelligence agencies have detected that assad's government has been preparing its chemical weapons stockpiles of possible use the obama administration's message to syria the u.s. is ready to act if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable there will be consequences. there will be consequences we have sent a unmistakable message that this would cross a red line for america the media quickly picked up on the alarming news of the syrian government's alleged plans citing secret intelligence for fox news confirms that syrian troops now have the deadly nerve agent sarin gas weaponized and at the
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ready the syrian government flatly denied the possibility saying it would not use such weapons against its people. we would not commit suicide we feel there's a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in syria by these countries during creasing pressure on syria the syrian government sure knows that if they use chemical weapons it would give nato and some of their arab neighbors who are itching to intervene in syria the green light to go ahead with their plans the meskins itself says it would be suicidal for them to do so but with the fear and the hype building up over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in syria it seems the u.s. might be preparing grounds to jump the gun on this one the jumping the gun scenario is not new for the us almost ten years ago the bush administration confidently presented false evidence to invade iraq we have an descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails in beijing triggered
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a civil war that killed more than one hundred thousand innocent iraqis and years later all washington had to say about this was the president thought it was correct congress thought it was of course i regret that it turned out a lot of it was wrong in the run up to the iraq invasion the us media was instrumental in selling the case to the public the congress never had any proof ever present ever of weapons of mass destruction all came from tony blair to the bush and congress who writes now that the u.s. has drawn a red line on syria it has made it clear it's ready to take action but how i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of. a credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to.
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take action if that eventuality were to occur to american warships are already near the syrian coast with some. one thousand u.s. marines and dozens of fighter jets on board on top of that nato is sending american german and dutch batteries of patriot anti-aircraft missiles to turkey's border with syria meaning hundreds more u.s. and european troops will be deployed to the frontier nato says deploying patriot missiles along syrian borders is a defensive step to prevent syria from attacking turkey i don't think there's any requirement whatsoever for patriot batteries on the ground in turkey again the patriot missiles are designed to really protect primarily against incoming fire ballistic missiles or aircraft the syrians are not going to attack the turks the turks have the most powerful military establishment in the region the largest army in nato and intervention in syria will be as bad if not worse than what we experienced in iraq the pentagon said they would need seventy five thousand troops
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to secure syria's weapons of mass destruction the question on everyone's mind is are they seriously considering that kind of a mess of intervention because that could mean another you rock coming soon and invasion that could be followed by years of bloody civil war in washington i'm going to check on. brits heading towards more years of a stir it's he would talk about that bit later the treasury chief insists that cup bugs will help the country struggling economy. more opinion shortly also after the break to. liberate. its settlement construction where. the sun rises over what seems like analyst forest to hear and cry for hundred kilometers north of light of all storms as in much of the world it's disappearing
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at a catastrophic rate. mockers both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system are filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy to forests. and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off alexander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the
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ground is soft here which means that the twelve tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is. done he's overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it just you. know do it there's no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone what will the people who live after as you do it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. britain's
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heading into the future. with the government extending its massive cuts program for five more years and that's in addition to the already existing cuts in public spending pensions will be raided more suffering to. report. well everyone now madly picking their way through the the facts and figures and wow was there a lot of figures one thing was very very clear and that is that the u.k. is set to face even more austerity no what those figures showed us was that the u.k. economy is going to shrink by not point one percent in five years twenty twelve now it sounds like a small amount but of course no sign of that all important place in fact what we're seeing is that borrowing has gone up we think that the debt has risen and fallen
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and most crucially i think is probably the fact that the government have missed the reduction target so we're now facing an extended austerity program this game so it's right away three twenty eighteenth's a pretty gloomy outlook and this is what we were expecting but of course that's going to really not be what millions of families all across the again to one thing here and because this is really going to see in real terms to speak to us more about this autumn statement by the chancellor today i'm joined by a labor m.p. and the public i said a public health minister thank you for joining us so the british economy is slowly healing according to chancellor george osborne what was your reaction to that well i thought that was a very silly statement the truth is every prophecy every target. he has he has not met his targets he's not going to deal with the deficit so the road
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growth will grow and also there's going to be a huge cart made in benefits pavement to some of the poorest people because we are going to suffer the most i was resolved to go through and there's no end to this all started some now when it's talked about because we saw that just one percent for the benefit of the welfare bill and that's less than inflation you know that's really going to hit a huge no. forty seven billion pounds so it will be caught from the benefits bill and we're talking about farmers is a really on the bread line anyway even losing ten twenty pounds a week is a big hit i mean it's a very cold day outside and it's a very cold prospects for britain's pool because they are going to bear the brunt of the sturdy caused by christmas by all school doesn't know what he's doing thank you very much for joining us that also saves us a lot of course the concern as he said there on picking saying the thing is that
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one thing cutting through all those statistics and that's the case is going to be said to have to brace itself even tougher. even more stereotyping. sarah furthur part of our team in london well from the gloom in britain to the gloom in greece and trying to combat the other great promises on a mission to try to secure more support more financing from germany he's visiting the wealthy and conservative region of bavaria now to convince leaders there that athens is worth a cash visit comes a week of to greece's credit has agreed to prop it up with another forty four billion euros george country girl us is going to talk to us about this is an attorney and professor of constitutional law at george good evening to you thanks for being on r.t. well ok then from what we hear the barbarian leaders said he's indicated at least till lend a sympathetic ear towards greece easing is. is this is side you think that greece is on the road to recovery in a better bet these days or not going to. listen
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to music. but unfortunately. there. isn't an easy to. just give you an example. as we thought. but of course it's easy for your to so will use to determine experience so. will you see. more and. more stuff in for people with. so it's going to get tougher for angela merkel to get the there the backing to do this and it's going to get tougher for greece to come cap in hand in the future and is well let's let's talk about what the public think of it in germany gather some sixty percent of germans would rather see greece kicked out of the euro zone rather than pour more cash into it even if it's even as it stands at the moment along and you think can't
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keep up her financial support or is this the edward well you know. the. the oregon national audience is and look of you know. for recent it's not exactly a problem or for this between countless interest through the. economic divide between the sides in the north but long as the new congress we're going to see that clearly or spending measures of new labor. experience of. course i think this is the problem of the l.m. are you just one of the hook up for show if you look or don't you leave this way there is a way to for the good people of the german people to find a common solution look forward to your role in this not. confrontation but that you'll find out exactly the mix of policies as a way out of the crisis that's the big picture back to the short term this visit to
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bar very air we're seeing crippling cuts in greece continuing it begs the question is he wasting his time going to going to buy a very how much does diplomacy such as this actually help the greek people basically cutting to the chase are short term cast injections if you get the cash really the long term solution here well you know it's obvious now it looks or say to those who wear you out just to give us sort of a small example this is only now in the a few months of a static and general start of this as you consider them not as the most little event of the to society but they are one of the most of the motor for until you see . the normally out of the establishment to go on certainly extended state goes to the field knowing that we're going to put in links with use of nukes of course and if so it's going to be exact number of our own economy if you finally get the
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sum up of money but another layer where you go to the closest. or i'd george shortcuts are going to turn in professor of constitutional law thank you andrew. online from us tonight there is international role reversal going on with a warning over nuclear aggression this time it's a random sounding the alarm against the united states over atomic tests in nevada with washington accused of double standards and snubbing the u.n. nuclear watchdog reporting on the web sites say also as well smart new set of wheels this was say these benedict the sixty years the pope's taken the liberty of his new heights eco friendly wheels including a throne for comfortable cruising among the crowds very smart as well. garza's hamas leadership has vowed to keep fighting until the israeli occupation is over as hundreds of thousands of supporters turned up to celebrate the militant group's twenty fifth anniversary hamas is political leader khaled mashal who runs the organization from qatar is no in gaza for the first time in four decades and in
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a speech labeled as extremist by israel he refused to recognize the two states legitimacy because of its occupation and that visit comes amid a turbulent time for the region israel's refused to end its settlement expansion which has been denounced by the international community middle east expert going to molech says israel is even sowed relations with one of its allies germany. we really made it very clear that we are totally against the continuing new settlements in the west bank and in jerusalem because this will definitely make the two state solution impossible because if this buildings are going on the west bank will be split into the access to jerusalem will not be possible for the palestinians any more reaction by mr netanyahu and others were very strong and unusually undiplomatic you could say just before his visit to berlin condemning the stand of germany and the fact that the foreign minister lieberman with some lame
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excuses did not come to believe to be his counterpart our foreign minister rest of ella also shows that at the moment there are lots of tensions among the politicians in germany and in israel but news making headlines right now tonight venezuelan president hugo chavez spoken publicly for the first time about his successor after announcing he's suffering from cancer again leaders to return to cuba for further treatment and surgery in the coming days during a speech on state t.v. he named vice president nicolas maduro as his replacement should anything happen to him and this news comes just two months after chavez and for elected in a tight. north korea make this. supposed controversial rocket should rule for later this month and give a reason for the delayed thought though because there's heavy snow around the launch site secluded state and says it's only launching a satellite the u.s. japan and south korea don't agree they're among those who think it's really
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conducting a ballistic missile test tokyo for its part three to shoot down the rocket if it poses a threat. this crowd of demonstrators in norway's capital protesting against the e.u. getting the nobel peace prize on the eve of the award ceremony there they accuse the e.u. of a lack of democracy and for maintaining a large military force while its people suffer through economic crisis among the main criticisms is that the nobel peace prize is supposed to be awarded to those who worked towards. thanks for being with us tonight very shortly we continue our look at colombia's four decades long civil war in the program called the my disaffect and so after this break here on r.t. international from moscow.
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on. as in most of the mines in segovia have passed into the hands of citizens who established small companies and if exploited them for many years now. at the mine one hundred thirty workers bring the or to the surface like ants carrying it on their backs from a depth of three hundred meters. or
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